Neil Diamond is heading to Broadway.

An upcoming production will focus around Diamond’s life story, following his journey from being a poor kid in Brooklyn to the huge star he is today.

The show, which is yet to have a title, will be directed by Michael Mayer and will consist of an array of Diamond’s greatest hits and a book by Anthony McCarten, Billboard reported.

Diamond said in a statement, “I’ve always loved Broadway. The inspiration for many of my early songs came from shows like ‘West Side Story’, ‘My Fair Lady’, and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, so it seems only fitting to bring my songs to The Great White Way. I’m honoured and excited to be working with this great team.”

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McCarten added, “On the mantle-piece in my childhood home in New Zealand, there were always two pictures: one was of the Pope, the other of Neil Diamond.

“The epic musical catalogue of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer flowed endlessly off our family record player. As a child you took it into yourself, and to this day I can recite the lyrics of his hits deep into their second or third verses. Imagine my excitement, then, when the opportunity arose to work with Neil on a musical based on his life and music. A very, very easy and so sweet ‘Yes!'”

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Producer Bob Gaudio, who will team up with Ken Davenport for the eagerly anticipated musical, continued, “Having been intimately associated with one very special biographical musical, I am clearly a fan of the form. And as a fellow member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I remain in awe of Neil Diamond’s contribution to American popular culture, music, and of his incredible life story.”

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